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AaB advance past Deportivo in style

Published: Thursday 26 February 2009, 23.45CET
RC Deportivo La Coruña 1-3 Aalborg BK (agg: 1-6)
Luton Shelton, Andreas Johansson and Thomas Enevoldsen all scored in the last four minutes of the first half to give AaB a comfortable victory in Spain.
AaB advance past Deportivo in style
AaB, led by Kjetil Wæhler (No5), delight in their second goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DeportivoAalborg

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
1
Corners9
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed8
 
8
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

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Published: Thursday 26 February 2009, 23.45CET

AaB advance past Deportivo in style

RC Deportivo La Coruña 1-3 Aalborg BK (agg: 1-6)
Luton Shelton, Andreas Johansson and Thomas Enevoldsen all scored in the last four minutes of the first half to give AaB a comfortable victory in Spain.

Aalborg BK had a comfortable night in Spain as they secured the biggest aggregate win of the UEFA Cup Round of 32 to earn a last-16 tie against Manchester City FC.

Swift turnaround
Having beaten RC Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 in the first leg in Denmark, AaB put the contest beyond their hosts before the break tonight as Luton Shelton swiftly replied to Sergio González's 38th-minute opener, and then Andreas Johansson and Thomas Enevoldsen scored in first-half added time. AaB will now attempt to do what Danish rivals FC Midtjylland and FC København could not achieve in this season's UEFA Cup, and oust City over two legs on 12 and 18/19 March.

Shelton denied
Deportivo were responsible for some of the most memorable European comebacks of recent years, most famously against AC Milan in the 2003/04 UEFA Champions League, yet it seemed their task would get even harder when Shelton broke through but after he rounded home goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia, Diego Colotto made a saving tackle. After that warning, Depor moved forward and Omar Bravo, a ninth-minute substitute for Rodolfo Bodipo, had a goal disallowed for offside although Sergio did break the deadlock with a long-range shot.

AaB through
However, Deportivo's joy soon turned to despair. Three minutes later Anders Due's cross was flicked on and headed in by Shelton. Due, scorer of two first-leg goals, also created AaB's second, setting up Johansson in similar style, and moments after that Enevoldsen volleyed in after Shelton's effort was parried by Aranzubia. Deportivo's hope was gone and despite pushing forward in the second half, their campaign ended with substitute Pablo Álvarez receiving an injury-time red card after two bookings.

Last updated: 27/02/09 0.14CET

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Lineups

deportivo

Deportivo

aab

AaB

1
AranzubiaDaniel Aranzubia (GK)
1
ZazaKarim Zaza (GK)
31
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Yellow Card85
16
BøgelundKasper Bøgelund
5
Zé CastroZé Castro
4
BeauchampMichael Beauchamp
19
ColottoDiego Colotto
5
WæhlerKjetil Wæhler
Substitution53
3
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
Substitution69
2
JakobsenMichael Jakobsen
Yellow Card26
16
Antonio TomásAntonio Tomás
18
CacaCaca
6
De GuzmanJulian De Guzman
Substitution46
23
EnevoldsenThomas Enevoldsen
Goal45+1
Substitution77
8
Sergio GonzálezSergio González
Goal38
9
AugustinussenThomas Augustinussen (C)
17
LafitaÁngel Lafita
8
JohanssonAndreas Johansson
Goal45
21
ValerónJuan Carlos Valerón (C)
7
DueAnders Due
23
BodipoRodolfo Bodipo
Substitution9
11
SheltonLuton Shelton
Goal41
Substitution56

Substitutes

13
MunúaGustavo Munúa (GK)
30
K. NielsenKenneth Stenild (GK)
32
Juan FernandezJuan Fernandez
Substitution69
31
L. NielsenLasse Nielsen
Substitution53
10
VerdúJoan Verdú
21
RisgårdKasper Risgård
Substitution77
14
Pablo ÁlvarezPablo Álvarez
Substitution46
Yellow Card75
Red Card90+2
27
KristensenPatrick Kristensen
22
Juan RodríguezJuan Rodríguez
14
CurthJeppe Curth
Substitution56
Yellow Card63
20
Cristian HidalgoCristian Hidalgo
15
NomvetheSiyabonga Nomvethe
9
BravoOmar Bravo
Substitution9
32
SchwartzRonnie Schwartz

Coach

Miguel Ángel Lotina (ESP) Magnus Pehrsson (SWE)

Referee

Alan Kelly (IRL)

Assistant referees

Marc Douglas (IRL), Damien MacGraith (IRL)

Fourth official

Anthony Buttimer (IRL)

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